Physics

Physics A

PHYS106

This lecture and laboratory course provides a non-calculus study of the fundamental laws and properties of matter, mechanics, heat, and sound. This course places emphasis on the mathematical solution of problems based on an understanding of the underlying physical phenomena.

4 credits
Prerequisite: MATH120 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Physics B

PHYS107

This lecture and laboratory course is a continuation of PHYS106. It is a non-calculus study of the fundamental laws and properties of electricity, magnetism, geometrical, and physical optics. This course places emphasis on the mathematical solution of problems based on an understanding of the underlying physical phenomena.

4 credits
Prerequisite: PHYS106 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Physics I

PHYS121

This lecture and laboratory course provides a rigorous introduction to classical physics designed specifically for engineering and science majors. Topics include: SI units, vector mathematics, kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum, gravitation, rigid body dynamics, angular momentum, elastic properties of solids, fluid dynamics, vibrational dynamics, and mechanical waves.

4 credits
Prerequisite: MATH140 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Physics II

PHYS122

This lecture and laboratory course continues a rigorous introduction to classical physics designed specifically for engineering and science majors. Topics include: electric forces and fields, potential and potential energy, capacitors, direct current and transient circuits, magnetic forces and fields, electromagnetic induction, inductors, photons, geometric and physical optics.

4 credits
Prerequisite: PHYS121 (C or better)
Corequisite: None